Engineering CAD 1
    Course Description:

    This course provides students with an understanding of the fundamental concepts related to communicating engineering-related technical information/design ideas. Through a series of hands on experiences, students will become familiar with the sketching, lettering, scale drawing, print reading, visualization, dimensioning and problem solving techniques used by engineers and designers. Students will use AutoCAD Inventor software throughout the course to produce a wide range of 2 and 3 dimensional drawings and solutions to engineering-related problems.

    Who Typically Takes This Course?
    * Students who enjoyed completing the Product Design/Google Sketch-up Activity in their Middle School Tech Ed. classes.
    * Students interested in and want to know more about Computer Aided Design, Product Design, and/or Engineering.
    * Students who like to design things and are looking for a way to better communicate their ideas.
    * Students who want to know how to use CAD software to visualize their ideas and understand the process engineers use to design products.
    * Students who like working at their own pace and using tools shown in class to develop engineering plans and 3-D model of their designs.
    Students Who Take This Course Frequently Take the Following Courses Concurrently or Next Year:
    Engineering CAD 2
    Technology and Design 1
    Architecture CAD 1
    What People Say About This Course:
    "I was so prepared for my freshman engineering course and CAD class as a result of taking this class."
    "Learning how to properly document my work in an engineering notebook has helped me tremendously"
    "I learned about all the different types of engineering fields and industrial/product design."
    "The CAD lab is a great place to work.  The computers and software (Autodesk Inventor) are really powerful and allow me to push the envelope of my ability."
    "Being able to download this software at home was great..."